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NYT Analysis: Second Sestak Comeback Unlikely

There’s been some excitement this week about Pennsylvania, where two internal polls commissioned by Democrats show a tight Senate race. One of the polls actually puts their candidate, Joe Sestak, ahead by 3 points; the other has him 1 point behind Pat Toomey.  On the other hand, Rasmussen Reports provides for a buzzkill of sorts, […]

October 15th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 10/15 Edition

Dick Armey says Pat Toomey was an impetus for the tea party movement, but the Daily News says the attention has already shifted from Pennsylvania to Delaware, and there were a couple of debates yesterday – some more calm than others. Good Friday morning, we will have Up & Down out this afternoon, but, for now, here is the Buzz.

October 15th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Senate Panel Hears Testimony on Improving Housing Authority Operations

Senate Panel Hears Testimony on Improving Housing Authority Operations The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee today held a public hearing today in Harrisburg to examine housing authorities operation and look for ways to improve the 53-year-old state Housing Authorities Act. Committee Chair Senator Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) said his committee wants to look at how […]

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Congressman Toomey is Not A Witch But His Plan for Pennsylvania Is Just as Scary

Congressman Toomey is Not A Witch But His Plan for Pennsylvania Is Just as Scary Media, Pa. – Yesterday, in a televised debate, Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell refused to address her past controversial statements on issues such as evolution and abstinence. [Associated Press, 10/13/10] Much like his fellow Tea Party-backed counterpart, Congressman Toomey won’t […]

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 3 Comments

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Toomey Releases New Ad: Lifelong Democrat for Toomey

Toomey Releases New Ad: Lifelong Democrat for Toomey   Allentown – Today, U.S. Senate candidate and former small business owner Pat Toomey released a new ad demonstrating the strong bipartisan support for his candidacy and just how out-of-touch Congressman Joe Sestak is with hardworking Pennsylvanians.   You can watch the ad here and read the transcript […]

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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EDUCATION COMMITTEE TACKLES ISSUE OF SCHOOL CHOICE — Focusing on Opportunity Scholarships for Pennsylvania’s Families

HARRISBURG – The Senate Education Committee chaired by Senator Jeffrey Piccola (R-15) heard testimony this week from advocates and adversaries regarding the future of school choice in Pennsylvania and specifically the issue of providing opportunity scholarships to families interested in choosing the educational environment that best meets the needs of their children.  The hearing was […]

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Corporations Afraid $700,000 in Anonymous Donations ‘Not Enough’ to Bolster Pat Meehan’s Faltering Campaign

Corporations Afraid $700,000 in Anonymous Donations ‘Not Enough’ to Bolster Pat Meehan’s Faltering Campaign   Springfield, PA – Apparently special interest groups don’t believe that $700,000 in television attack ads funded by anonymous corporate donors are enough to bolster Pat Meehan’s faltering campaign. Another Republican front group is slated to start running attack ads against […]

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Casey Calls on Strong Protections and Public Input as DRBC Examines Regulations

Casey Calls on Strong Protections and Public Input as DRBC Examines Regulations Also calls for increased disclosure and better emergency response WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today sent a letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) as it considers regulation of natural gas wells in the Delaware River Basin.  Senator Casey expressed concern […]

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments